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it's 4:59. thanks for joining us. i'm eric thomas. >> i'm kristen sze. right now the bay area's first ever expressway lane is opening up to drivers. that means solo drivers can pay for the privilege of using what would otherwise be a carpool lang. jenelle wang is live over 680 in fremont. this has been in the works for a long, long time. >> yeah. and it's finally here. set to open in about 30 seconds from now officially. at 5 a.m. the bay area's first expressway lane. i'm along highway southbound 680. you can see the traffic going southbound right here. there will be three entry and three exit points. you're looking at one of the entry points here. washington boulevard exit. the new expressway lane replaces the carpool lane on southbound 680 between pleasanton and milpitas. a 14-mile stretch. it operates between 5 a.m. and 8 p.m. monday through friday. carpoolers will be able to use the lane for free as well as motorcycles, transit buses and
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highway vehicles with valid stickers but solo drivers can use the lane with fair fas trak pass. only three entry and exit points and illegal to get out anywhere but those designated spots. >> there's certain spots you're not going to be able to exit those lanes to get to a particular exit. you're going to have to exit out of the expressway lane a little sooner prior to the exit you wanna take. >> there are signs about a half mile prior to these access points that will alert drivers to the coming entries and exits and how much it will cost for each segment. the price will rise and fall depending on congestion, from 30 to 50 cents when there's no traffic and up to $6 for the entire 14 mile stretch at peak times. fully electronic. no toll booths or gates. highway 84, washington boulevard, mission boulevard and the only exit points, auto mall
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parkway, jacqueline road and highway 237. live at southbound 680, as you can see traffic is very smooth now. there is nobody in the expressway lane. this has been part of a huge project. $37 million and it's actually 30% under budget. there have been expressway lanes in southern california for years now and they operate very well, alleviate a lot of the traffic down there. there's going to be new expressway lanes coming the next couple years in the bay area. they're going to redo highway 580 and highway 237 is after that. live along southbound 680, i'm jenelle. let's check the traffic situation with megan. >> good morning. as you said traffic is light. as you take a look at southbound 680 heading through the sunol grade, the cars are green which means everything is moving at the limit. it will be interesting to see them as the morning continues and more commuters hit the road. how this new expressway lane will impact traffic.
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your drive time now on southbound 680 from 580 to 101, 30 minutes. that's a completely normal drive time. everything moving at the limit. westbound 237 from 880 to 101 six minutes. we'll keep you updated on this throughout the morning. >> thank you very much. it's 5:03. we could find out today which local gas pipelines pose the biggest risk to life and property in the wake of the san bruno explosion and fire, federal state and local officials have pressured pg&e to release a list of the 100 most dangerous spots. terry mcsweeney is live in san bruno to pick up the story for us. terry? >> yeah. there's a big list of 100 riskiest gas pipelines at that it operates in this area between eureka on through bakersfield. while we're waiting for that entire list that may be coming out later today, we're getting information locating some of the pipelines. some of the locations. our media partner the san jose mercury news reports that san jose and milpitas city officials
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received a call yesterday from pg&e. san jose got word of two high-risk gas pipelines, one near north first street, another mere the border of milpitas. milpitas got word they have some of the most dangerous. pressure is growing from federal and state leaders and the public state utilities commission for pg&e to reveal specific locations of its riskiest pipelines. >> the level of detail necessary so we can identify exactly where the pipe goes so people who have a right to know what's under their house. >> as far as the cleanup of the san bruno blast and fire, that should start later this week. it's expected to take about one day per property, and there are 39 destroyed homes. again, the list of highest risk gas pipelines expected out sometime today. coming up in half an hour, we're going to have pg&e's reasons for not willingly and freely
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releasing those 100 most dangerous lines. the pipeline that blew up in san bruno that did all this destruction and killed four people was not on that list. live in san bruno, terry mcsweeney, abc 7 news. >> thanks a lot. counselors will be available at several novato high schools to cope with the loss of a teenager in a car crash last friday. the collision killed one student and injured four others when their bmw struck a big rig hauling cattle. all the students attended novato high school. some 300 students attended a memorial vigil for the victims over the weekend. counselors will also be available at hill middle school, san jose mill school and hamilton elementary. siblings of the class members attended those schools. >> three suspects in a weekend shooting left an 18-year-old man dead. adrian gonzalez was shot several times in the chest in front of his home on santa susanna way.
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two friends and an 18-year-old and 23-year-old were also wounded. three suspects got away in a black four-door sedan. both the suspect and victims are known gang members. >> possible victims of a man they say impersonating a police officer. police officers are distributing a booking photo. he owns a retired police squad car and installed a siren, lights and loud speaker in it. while searching his house police say they found a badge, police jacket and law enforcement patches. anyone who may have been stopped call the police. >> it's 5:06 now. time for a look at the weather. mike's saying it's hard to believe. fall comes on wednesday. >> that's right. and is it my imagination or does it seem colder this morning, mike? >> some parts it is maybe a little colder than it was yesterday. that would be up in the north bay valleys because it's clear compared to yesterday. everybody else a little warmer than it was yesterday morning thanks to the humidity that hung
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around after yesterday's -- well, rain if you wanna call it that. here we are at 8:00 in the morning. some of the patchy clouds hanging around. not marine layer clouds, just all the humidity trapped in the lowest layer. so we have fog developing. the normal fog and invection fog from one area to another. this is radiationnal fog developing on the spot which makes it very patchy this morning. near 60 fremont and also san jose. by noon looking at more sunshine and temperatures mid to upper 60s around bay and into the south bay. low 70s east bay valleys and those two areas that will be a little warmer than yesterday with mid to upper 70s by 4:00. low to mid-70s around the bay into the south bay and mid to upper 60s along the coast into san francisco where we'll have sunshine today. accu-weather seven-day forecast, sea breeze returns tomorrow and into wednesday. and wednesday technically astronomical fall starts at 8:09 but before then that will be our
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coolest afternoon. summertime heat for most areas saturday and sunday. good morning, megan. >> good morning. road work is the only thing that may slow you down starting off in san francisco. southbound 101 you will find a few lanes are blocked between bay shore and grand avenue until 6:00. we have speeds below 40 mph as you drive through the construction area. cal tran working in castro valley from redwood road to clove canyon road. a couple lanes blocked there until 6:00. and reports of a bender bender at crow canyon. that's on the right-hand shoulder. a live look at the ride in san jose. this is 280 right at the 17 overcrossing. very light traffic here through the downtown san jose area. also in san jose 101 at the 880 overcrossing. looking good as you make your way northbound on 101 heading up morgan hill and up the peninsula. >> meagan, thanks a lot. >> ford investors could own a big chunk of an iconic american
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company. >> the major progress being reported and eliminating the threat of a ruptured oil well in the gulf of mexico. >> san francisco considers expanding its crackdown on graffiti. the businesses that may be targeted next. >> and a huge convention opens in san francisco. you can't miss it starring one now i can stop pain from any angle-- with no mess. (announcer) new icy hot spray. relief that's icy to dull pain, hot to relax it away. and no mess. new icy hot spray. don't mess around with pain.
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our state is in a real mess. and i'm not going to give you any phony plans or snappy slogans that don't go anywhere. we have to make some tough decisions. we have to live within our means. we have got to take the power from the state capitol and move it down to the local level, closer to the people. and no new taxes, without voter approval. we have got to pull together not as republicans or as democrats
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but as californians first. at this stage in my life, i'm prepared to do exactly that.
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>> closed captioning brought to you by mancini sleepworld. and good morning. we begin your "moneyscope" report with the fed's final meeting before the midterm elections. the fed needs to discuss policy. it's expected to focus how to further stimulate the economy. speculation the fed will look for new ways to keep interest rates low. toyota has settled with the relatives of a family killed in an acceleration accident. four died in that crash last year and accelerator pedal stuck in a floor mat was blamed. foreign investors could buy a large stake in g.m. bankers will court both u.s. and foreign investors when the government sells all of the g.m. stock it acquired in the auto
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industry bailout. the town was tops at the box office this weekend. ben affleck directed the drama. it took in $23.8 million. that is your "moneyscope" report. i'm rob nelson. >> the massive oil spill in the gulf of mexico is effectively dead this morning. that's the word from retired coast guard admiraled that allen. the well spewed more than 200 million gallons of oil into the gulf, no longer poses a threat. the announcement comes five months after the deadly explosion sank an offshore b.p. oil rig leading to the worst spill in u.s. history. it was contained in july but took until now to get a permanent plug in place 2 miles below the sea. >> warnings to clean up trucks covered with graffiti. similar to laws to have building
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owners clean up the walls. public works director wants to extend that wall to vehicle owners by having the graffiti-prone trucks painted the color green. the darker color aims to prevent marking what's normally a pale campus. oracle chief executive larry ellison gave a kickoff address. he steered clear of mentioning the company's long-term partner h. p. which forced hurd out in the wake of a sexual harassment investigation. h. p. is now suing to stop hurd from working at oracle. >> talk about kind of a warm-up. >> a little one when that cool front came through. passed. but another one's on the way. that means cooler weather after today. take a look outside, show you
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what's going on. may feel like fall when fall rolls into the forecast. astronomical fall wednesday into thursday. 5:15 right now. looking live from downtown san francisco to the southeast. you can see mainly clear skies. we have locally patchy fog in some areas. let's take a look at these temperatures. mainly mid to upper 50s. still holding on to some 60s around antioch, livermore and san jose. around the monterey bay, mid to upper 50s. even towards salinas inland to gilroy, the cool usually spot -- cool spot usually. it is the warm spot at 61. brighter today, warmer temperatures mainly inland around the bay and the coast pretty close to where we were yesterday. mostly cloudy so look for more cloud cover and a little fog and cooler conditions for tuesday and wednesday. but the weekend is looking warm. one of those warm spells we get in the fall is on the way. let's take a look at the satellite. you see we're kind of in between systems right now. and because of that we're going to be a little warmer today.
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area of low pressure is gaining steam in the pacific and when it dies out wednesday, a drop in temperatures. south bay today mid to upper 70s. cupertino 74. on the peninsula low to mid-70s with millbrae 71, menlo park 62. sunshine along the coast this afternoon. downtown south san francisco and sausalito near 70. sunshine and mid-60s at your north bay beaches with temperatures 10 to 15 degrees warmer in the valleys. mid to upper 70s there. everybody in the low to mid-70s east bay shore, the exception berkeley and richmond, mid to upper 60s. east bay valleys, sunshine and temperatures near 80 around fairfield and antioch. 80 brendwood. about 75 the cool spot in dublin. around the monterey bay, sunshine hanging around here, 74 santa cruz. and also salinas, 76 watsonville. a little warmer inland, upper 70s to low 80s. not bad monterey and carmel.
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cool in the north bay valleys, patchy fog to develop like we have this morning. low to mid-50s there with cloud cover especially around bait tomorrow with mid to upper 50s. let's take a look at your accu-weather seven-day forecast. with that low drawing near, the sea breeze drops our temperatures 4 degrees. we'll drop another 2 to 4 degrees on wednesday and then look at that warming trend. by the weekend we're in the upper 80s and low 90s inland. low to mid-80s around the bay and nearing 70 with sunshine at the coast. i hope you have a great monday. megan, bad news for bart riders. >> we have a bart delay right now, 15-minute delay in the dublin pleasanton direction and also richmond. this is due to an equipment problem on the track in daly city. a live look at walnut creek at 680. taillights moving southbound. no problems as you head into the san ramon valley but we have road work in concord. northbound 4 you will find a couple lanes blocked between willow pass road and bailey. that should be cleared 11:00
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this morning. if you're heading along the east shore freeway, a live look at interstate 80 heading through the berkeley area. headlights westbound and a drive time from the carquinez bridge to the maze 19 minutes. the toll plaza no problems making your way into san francisco. for the latest traffic update and news on the new expressway opening this morning on southbound 680, go to abc7news.com and click on the traffic link. >> megan, thank you very much. it's 5:18. >> senate candidates with comments about witchcraft. fire on the internet. will voters buy the explanation. >> eavesdropping at one of the homes. ns
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an admission from colin powell that could affect the debate over illegal immigration. powell told nbc's "meet the press" that illegal immigrants to essential work in the u.s. and says he knows that because illegals fixed his house. powell did not say he did it directly or through a contractor but he's urging republicans to support a path to legal immigrants because he says they do work that needs to be done. >> delaware republican senate o'donnell is brushing off comments she made over ten years ago about witchcraft. >> i dabbled in witchcraft. >> you were a witch -- >> i didn't join a covenant. >> you're a witch, you go -- you're like i was a witch. >> that's exactly why. it's not -- >> how long were you a witch. >> i dabbled in witchcraft. i hung around people doing these things. >> o'donnell made a comment in
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1999. the clip has become ayoub sensation. the tea-party candidate said she's taking the controversy in stride. >> that witchcraft comment, i was in high school. (laughter) >> how many of you didn't hang out with questionable folks in high school? but, no, there's been no witchcraft since. if there was, karl rove would be a supporter now. >> gop said karl rove has openly questioned whether o'donnell can win in november. she was supposed to appear on two sunday talk shows yesterday but cancelled. britain prince charles says he talks to plants. he's widely known to his plant farming but who knew he talked to plantlife. about the man who would be king shows him wandering the
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extensive grounds at his home where charles also admits to lying on the floor and eavesdropping on what hills house guests are saying but insists that he is not looney. >> i have eaves dropped on what visitors have said, he tells a bbc interviewer when they're going around outside the windows. sometimes you've got to lie on the floor. >> wonderful, isn't it. the future king listening to what we're all outside as we're admiring his rhododendrons. >> you can see more clips from the hour-long documentary coming up at 7:00 on "good morning america." >> so many jokes yet none of them appropriate. >> in england crawling around listening to what you're saying. >> quite a visual. an argument leads to a bomb scare in the east bay. ahead at 5:30, the discovery that caused police to evacuate a neighborhood. >> 680 the new expressway lane is officially open. i'll tell you what to expect and how it's going coming up. >> and san francisco school leaders consider a plan to make
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cheaper housing available for hundreds of school teachers. >> if you're heading into the midwest, even the high plains, look at the heat building through denver, 90. heading to new york, 76. mid to upper 60s seattle and portland. let's talk about flight arrival delays don't really have any. departure delays from laguardia and partly cloudy from sfo. not expecting delays there this morning either. but if any develop even outside but if any develop even outside of weather, we'll have them with wouldn't it be nice if every time meg whitman told a lie her nose would grow? newspapers report the claims in this meg whitman ad are false. and she knows it. taxes went down under jerry brown. but whitman's nose keeps growing by the millions.
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the kincaids live here. across the street, the padillas. ben and his family live here, too. ben's a re/max agent, and he's a big part of this community. there are lots of reasons why re/max agents average more sales than other agents. experience, certainly.
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but maybe it's also because they care about the markets they serve and the neighbors who rely on them. nobody sells more real estate than re/max. visit remax.com today. meg whitman's nose keeps growing. whitman says california lost jobs under jerry brown. turns out 1.9 million jobs were created. she spent millions saying jerry brown raised taxes. fact is brown cut 4 billion in taxes. but whitman's nose keeps growing by the millions. ♪ i'm jenelle wang live along southbound 680. solo drivers, get our your fas trak pass. i'll tell you how that will make your commute a lot faster in a live report. >> and we'll take a look how the expressway lane is affecting the commute on 680.
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all coming up. >> also this morning, pg&e could finally release its list of natural gas pipeline locations considered the riskiest in the bay area. quietly warning local cities about risky lines in their communities. >> an east bay man is in jail after police discover pipe bombs. the unanswered question: what did he intend to do with them? >> there's a live look at some of the fog developing over the bay area. not too widespread so we should have sunshine and warmer weather most areas before cooling trend in the forecast on wednesday. >> good morning, everyone. it is 5:29 on this monday morning. the monday of the week that starts fall. i'm eric thomas. >> i'm kristen sze. a long-awaited traffic experiment is underway in the bay area. as it happened an hour ago a new expressway lane opened 680 from sunol to milpitas. you can pay a fee to jump in the
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fast lane. jenelle is live over 680 to show how it works. jenelle? >> hi, kristen. new expressway lane as you mentioned opened a few minutes ago from sunol area to milpitas. there's actually nobody in it because traffic is running pretty smoothly so nobody really needs to use it. this is one of the entry points atting with boulevard. we have a map of all the entry and exit points. there are three entry points. just one south of highway 84, washington boulevard and mission boulevard and three exit points. they are jacqueline road and highway 237. the new expressway lane operates between 5 a.m. and 8 p.m. monday through friday. solo drivers can use the lane with their fas trak pass. you can only get in and out at those entry and exit points. the price? depends on congestion. 30 to 60 cents when there's no
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traffic. and $6 all the way for peak times. no toll booths or toll gates so commerce d -- customers do not need to stop or slow down. >> we're a little sympathetic in the beginning but if you do it on a daily basis, they will lose their sense of humor and you will get a ticket. >> carpoolers can still use the lane for free as well as motorcycles, buses and hybrid vehicles with valid stickers. carpoolers need to remove their toll pass from their windshield and cover it with a mylar bag so they're not charged. this expressway lane runs from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m.. after those hours so basically nighttime and overnight hours it's open to everyone for free. this is the first fas trak lane in the bay area. the next one is gonna be both directions of 580 and then highway 237. that's gonna happen in the next few years. reporting along southbound 680
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in fremont, i'm jenelle wang. for more on the traffic situation, let's go to megan marlena. >> traffic is light through the sunol grade. we're going to take a look and see what the speed limits are. these green cars, traveling at the limit to 237. we will keep an eye on this. interesting to see as the morning lingers on and more people hit the road how this will affect traffic. right now your drive time on southbound 680, a normal drive time. everything at the limit. westbound 237 from 880 to 101. that's a six-minute drive time. >> megan, thank you very much. 5:32 our time. a new survey shows fas trak use is about to hit a goal set by local traffic planners. the metropolitan transportation commission's latest survey shows 66.6% of bridge users now use fas trak. that's just under the ntc's goal
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of 70%. since 2006 the number of morning drivers on the bay bridge using fas trak has more than doubled to more than 77% and the number of evening drivers on the bay bridge with fas trak has increased to nearly 69%. >> today pg&e is expected to reveal information it's been trying to keep secret: the location of its 100 most hazardous natural gas pipelines. the utility told several bay area cities they have some of these lines under them. terry mcsweeney is live in san bruno with the latest. terry? >> yeah. san jose and milpitas getting the call yesterday from pg&e. each of those cities being told there are two of the most dangerous pipelines running underneath their streets. today we may find where all the riskiest pipelines are. a letter sent from the public utilities commission to pg&e asking for the locations of all 100 riskiest pipeline. they also wanna know what pg&e plans to do to make them safer. maps are available right now to the public showing the general
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locations of the pipelines. but first responders want specifics. now, san jose learned potentially the problematic pipelines at kasman and north first street. milpitas has two. west of i-880, nothing more specific than that. according to the mercury news. the utility says it is torn when it comes to releasing the pipelines. >> on the one hand customers for their safety are interested in this information, on the other hand making sure the information regarding our gas lines doesn't get into the wrong hands is also something that's important for the safety of our customers. >> the transportation security administration says it does not encourage utilities to keep locations of gas pipelines that are at a high risk for failure from the public and agencies need to know the locations of pipelines in their respective areas. now, pg&e has a meeting
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scheduled today with a number of cities in san mateo county to talk to them about where these pipelines are. but we all may be finding out where these pipelines are with the puc, a request to pg&e is honored today and some say it will be honored today. live in san bruno, terry mcsweeney, abc 7 news. >> all right, terry, thank you very much. our time now 5:35. a danville man is in jail on $650,000 bond after police say they found pipe bombs in his home. police were called to a home on amigo road after getting reports of a loud argument. officers on the scene learned the argument was over pipe bombs. 36-year-old eric dennis made three homemade bombs and had materials that could be used to make explosives. the bomb squad was called in and police evacuated surrounding homes. the bomb squad detonated devices safely. no indication what dennis planned to do with those bombs. >> the san francisco school
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district is looking into a plan to convert some district properties to help school teachers with affordable housing. the san francisco examiner reports nearly one-third of the district's 4500 public school teachers live outside the city. the teachers union has been pushing for housing help for years and say it will help attract quality employees and reduce the high turnover rate. one school official says the board is considering a property on mission near 16th street that could support 100 apartments with reduced rents. >> 5:36 now. we are in the last week of summer. >> about two days, right? >> whatever summer there was. sure didn't feel like one. let's see what the monday of the last week of summer is going to feel like? >> warmer and probably not as humid during the afternoon hours, even though it's humid this morning. check out temperatures. 63 oakland the warm spot. also san jose, livermore, antioch in the 60 degree range. mid to upper 50s until you get to menlo park and novato at 51
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and 52. these temperatures, some areas are cooler than yesterday like the north bay valleys. 9 degrees cooler in novato. about 3 in san francisco and oakland. 5 in menlo park but warmer mountain view and livermore. afternoon hours we'll have mid to upper 60s around richmond and san francisco. getting really close to 70 san francisco. low to mid-70s throughout the bay into south bay. as you head to morgan hill about 80. east bay valleys mid to upper 70s and pretty much mid to upper 70s also in the north bay valley. sunshine at the coast. half moon bay about 64. your accu-weather seven-day forecast, astronomical fall starts wednesday at 8:09 and that will be the coolest day or afternoon for this forecast with summer-like warm coming back for friday, saturday and sunday. here's megan. >> good morning. we are following a bart delay right now. bart is operating with a 15-minute delay in the dublin, pleasanton and richmond direction. this is due to a problem on the track in daly city.
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road work in san francisco causing slowdowns on southbound 101. there are a few lanes blocked between a. shore and grand avenue and it will be cleared at 6:00. speeds moving at 40 mph as they pass through the construction site. cal tran working in castro valley. a few lanes blocked from redwood road out to crow canyon road. that should be cleared around 6:00 this morning. there was an earlier car crash that was on the right-hand shoulder in that area but it has been cleared. eric, kristen. >> megan, thank you very much. it's 5:38 now. >> an oakland mayoral when it comes to veterans, no one fights harder than jerry mcnerney.
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when some vets were forced to travel hours for care, mcnerney fought for a new v.a. medical facility, and won. mcnerney took on washington gridlock, to improve care for vets with traumatic brain injuries. his plan became law. that's why vfw state commander dave norris endorsed mcnerney. i'm jerry mcnerney, and i'm honored to approve this message. thanks, dad.
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>> closed captioning brought to you by mancini sleepworld. good morning, everyone. it is 5:41 on the abc 7 morning news. a live look at traffic on this monday morning. this is the oakland maze. we see traffic here although getting heavy is moving along seemingly without much trouble. we'll check with megan marlinna in a couple minutes, find out what's going on here and southbound 680 with new toll lanes are going into operation today. oakland police are hoping a partial license plate number will lead them to the person who snatched the purse of city council woman and mayoral
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candidate jean qwan. she was walking to a grocery store saturday night when a man grabbed her purse. she was able to get the partial plate number of the vehicle he fled the scene in. qwan was not hurt. her purse was found and returned to her yesterday. >> san francisco's muni says it's stepping up enforcement for fares in stations. some riders have discovered the sensors can be activated reaching over the gate and enter without paying. there's no short-term fix for this problem. the new $30 million system which is part of the clipper card program is expected to be installed at all muni stations by next month. >> bank of america centers may start paying more fees. the bloomberg business report is straight ahead. >> american just released from an iranian prison says she feels
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just one-third free. that story coming up. >> the bill on governor schwarzenegger's desk aimed at giving school kids a free alternative to junk beverages. >> battling to save homes in the path of a wildfire in utah. why they already know what
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atat it could only be special roast. from folgers. all right. welcome back. it's 5:46 this monday. looks like sunshine along the coast. big sur mid-60s. tahoe 69 with sunny skies. hot spot palm springs making it up to 100 and a few morning clouds give way to afternoon sunshine, 80 l.a., 72 san diego. eric, kristen. >> mike, thanks a lot. it's 5:46. >> taking a look at the stories we're following. pg&e could release a list of its 100 riskiest pipeline locations
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as early as today. this after pressure from federal and state leaders including governor schwarzenegger. pg&e had opposed revealing the location of the pipelines citing national security concerns. >> a first of its kind, the expressway lane opened on interstate 680 southbound over the sunol grade between pleasanton and milpitas. using the carpool lane for a price. the price changes depending how busy traffic gets. drivers need a transponder. >> the use of bay area bridges has grown since 2006. a goal of 70% usage, the metropolitan commission's latest survey shows goal is almost in reach with 68.6% of users now using fas trak. bridge drivers rather using fas trak. the latest on these stories at 6:00. >> u.c. berkeley graduate sarah shourd is calling for the release of her fiancee and friend who are still in prison in iran. she told reporters over the
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weekend they were not spying when they accidentally crossed from iraq to iran. >> after 410 days in iranian custody, sarah shourd is back in the u.s. and thanking iran. >> i want to begin by expressing my sincere thanks to the government and religious leaders of iran. >> shored was arrested of spying when she, her fiancee and their friend josh crossed the border to iraq. >> we committed no crime and remember not spies. >> she says she feels only one-third free with the two others facing ten years in prison if convicted. >> my disappointment not sharing this with shane and josh was crushing. >> as she returned to the u.s., so did iran's president in new york for the annual united nations general assembly. he told abc this week americans should release eight iranians held here in response to iran's
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release of shourd. >> so the meeting would not be misplaced, the u.s. government should make a humanitarian gesture to release the iranians. >> the families of the other two americans still in iran have now requested a meeting with mahmoud ahmadinejad. so far there is no word whether iran's president is open to the idea. >> sarah shourd was released on $500,000 bail because of medical concerns. said doctors determined she is physically well. emily schmidt, washington. >> a wildfire burning out of salt lake city is threatening a hundred homes and forced thousands to evacuate. it broke out during a practice at a national guard base 30 miles from salt lake city. brush caught fire and the flames spread quickly fanned by 50 mph winds. two homes have been burned already. no estimate of when that fire
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might be contained. >> hurricane igor expected to veer northeast away from the u.s. although forecasters say it will still cause high surf and strong rip currents. it swept past bermuda and early this morning causing extensive power outage on the territory. it had sustained winds of 75 mph. no early reports of any major damage or injuries. >> all right. a little rain that came our way yesterday. >> yeah. and it's gone. it didn't leave much behind and we didn't think it would but it did leave some humidity, how about that, as far as some cloud cover this morning. not marine layer clouds, just humidity and fog developing because of the cool ground and the dampness and moistness of the air. it so far hasn't been thick enough to cause flight delays into sfo and i'm not sure it will. let's talk about temperatures.
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we are seeing slightly cooler weather as some of the areas do remain clear. pretty much mid to upper 50s most areas. antioch, livermore, san jose 60. monterey bay we have variably cloudy conditions. clouds around gilroy, 61. a little west as you move into the monterey bay. sunshine, a lot more today. it will be warmer inland around the bay and the coast. mostly cloudy tonight. look for more marine-layer type clouds. low clouds but probably no drizzle. cooler for tuesday and wednesday and then a weekend warming trend that will say there's summer even though it's technically fall now. san jose 3 degrees cooler today, san francisco 1, oakland the same as yesterday. concord and santa rosa east bay and north bay valleys 4 to 5 degrees warmer than yesterday. patchy cloud cover through 5:00 this morning. because it is so thin, and it's not really because of a strong sea breeze. by noon it's completely gone.
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even at the coast seeing sunshine with 60s there and 70s around the bay. may touch 80s just in a few spots. one may be brentwood followed by antioch and fairfield. a mostly sunny sky, low to mid-70s on the east bay shore. as you head towards berkeley and richmond, maybe cooler, mid to upper 60s for you. south bay, santa clara 75. los gatos 78. on the peninsula mostly sunny, throw mid-70s with redwood city at 73. you can see the sunshine, half moon bay 64. daly city 63. downtown south san francisco, sausalito 70. mid to upper 70s through your valleys up there. your beaches will see some sunshine with mid-50s. monterey bay, 68 monterey but 10 degrees warmer santa cruz, watson vil and salinas and near 80 morgan hill and gilroy. looking at your accu-weather seven-day. you see those temperatures tumble by wednesday. 4 to 6 degrees cooler but even
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warmer friday, saturday and sunday. 70s at the coast, mid-80s around the bay. have a great day. unless you take bart. >> yeah, we have a delay to look out for. bart with a 15 minute delay in the dublin, pleasanton and richmond direction. no major accidents or slow spots if you're commuting to the north bay. a live look in san rafael. taillights moving southbound and the drive time now from 37 to 580 just a light ten minutes. once you reach the golden gate bridge, you'll find a beautiful, slightly foggy ride making your way into san francisco from sausalito. and checking other bridges on the san mateo bridge, traffic moving nicely here in both directions. headlights moving eastbound into hayward. you can get all the details on the opening of the you expressway lane on southbound 680 through the sunol grade but going through our website. click on the traffic link. >> thanks a lot. it's 5:53.
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>> wal-mart wants to bring its roll-back specials to city shoppers as the federal reserve tries to stare down unemployment. >> jane king with the "moneyscope" report. >> good morning. how about a chance to order wal-mart specials online and save on shipping. testing a program for consumers to shop and have purchases delivered free to some urban fedex locations for pickup. wal-mart tested the program in los angeles and boston. another way wal-mart's trying to get city shoppers, the financial times says the company looking to start small convenience stores. bank of america customers going to try a plan that rewards customers who maintain a minimum current balance, use their credit card each month and do the banking online. that means customers who don't will pay for. new restrictions on bank and credit card fees. the federal reserve meets
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tomorrow faced with deciding what to do to jump start the recovery. many economists say it will lay the groundwork to buy treasuries and other secures to get more cash. i'm jane king with the bloomberg business report. >> advocates for the disabled say revolutionizing life for the deaf and hard of hearing. at the alabama school of the deaf, some students have two hand-held devices. has led to a rise in distracted driving. tomorrow transportation secretary ray lahood is holding the second national summit on destructive driving. >> finding a way to treat hard to control asthma but blame smith klein for making the study higher than it should have been. refused to provide samples of its drug which forced scientists to buy the medicine for a
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million dollars. in the end the study found a cheaper rival drug worked just as well for people with hard to control asthma. the result reported in the new england journal of medicine. >> a bill that would require school cafeterias to offer free drinking water is now on governor schwarzenegger's desk. the bill's author state senator mark leno of san francisco say most people are surprised to hear many school districts don't make fresh drinking water available where students get their meals. this requires schools to provide water at no charge starting next july. advocates say the fix could be as simple as schools putting a pitcher of water on a table. >> it's 5:56 now. just ahead at 6 a.m. the san bruno man suing pg&e. the specific thing he wants to company to do. >> and worries about witchcraft.
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the bizarre comment that's now become focus of a political battle. >> i'm terry mcsweeney live in san bruno. it is a list you don't wanna be on. and it may be coming out later today. a list of pg&e's most dangerous natural gas pipelines. we've got a list of some of them.
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